Dysfunctional Greeting Cards
I always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. And now that you’ve come into my life…
[Inside card] I’ve changed my mind.
I must admit, you brought religion into my life…
[Inside card] I never believed in Hell until I met you.
As the days go by, I think how lucky I am….
[Inside card] That you’re not here to ruin it for me.
Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go….
[Inside card] Will you take the knife from my back? You’ll probably need it again.
Someday I hope to marry…
[Inside card] Someone other than you.
Happy Birthday! You look great for your age….
[Inside card] Almost lifelike!
When we were together, you said you’d die for me…
[Inside card] Now we’ve broken up, I think it’s time to keep your promise.
We’ve been friends for a very long time…
[Inside card] What do you say we stop?
I’m so miserable without you…
[Inside card] It’s almost like you’re still here.
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy….
[Inside card] Did you ever find out who the father was?
You are such a good friend. If we were on a sinking ship and there was only one life jacket…
[Inside card] I’d miss you terribly and think of you often.
Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!
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Looking back over the years we’ve been together, I can’t help but wonder…
[Inside card] – What was I thinking?
Congratulations on your wedding day!…
[Inside card] Too bad no one likes your husband.
My tire was thumping. I thought it was flat When I looked at the tire…
[Inside card] I noticed your cat. Sorry!
Heard your wife left you, How upset you must be. But don’t fret about it…
[Inside card] She moved in with me.
How could two people as beautiful as you …
[Inside card] Have such an ugly baby?
Your friends and I wanted to do something special for your birthday.
[Inside card] So we’re having you put to sleep.
Happy Birthday, Son.
[Inside card] We think you are old enough now to get a job and move out.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
2019 April 24
Explanation: The symmetric, multi-legged appearance of the Southern Crab Nebula is certainly distinctive. About 7,000 light-years distant toward the southern sky constellation Centaurus, its glowing nested hourglass shapes are produced by the remarkable symbiotic binary star system at its center. The nebula’s dramatic stellar duo consists of a hot white dwarf star and cool, pulsating red giant star shedding outer layers that fall onto the smaller, much hotter companion. Embedded in a disk of material, outbursts from the white dwarf cause an outflow of gas driven away both above and below the disk resulting in the bipolar hourglass shapes. The bright central shape is about half a light-year across. This new Hubble Space Telescope image celebrates the 29th anniversary of Hubble’s launch on April 24, 1990 on board the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Before we talk about the Moon in Capricorn, let’s first learn a little bit about the Moon itself. The Moon is considered a planet in astrology, and it moves so quickly that it passes through each of the zodiac signs every month. While your Sun sign represents your basic nature, your Moon sign represents your inner emotions and moods. It’s important to know this piece of your astrological puzzle because it determines elements of your personality such as your fears, instincts, and romantic compatibility.
When the Moon is in Capricorn
When the Moon moves into the conservative sign of Capricorn, we tend to be a little bit more cautious, a little more serious, and a little more grounded than we normally are. Capricorn is a sign that means business! Instead of being concerned with short-term satisfaction, you’ll be more inclined to dig in and focus on your long-term goals.
During the Capricorn Moon you might find that you have an increased desire for professional success. The good news is that this industrious Earth sign also gives you a shot of determination to achieve whatever it is you’ve set your sights on. Capricorn is a natural born leader so you may end up volunteering to head up a big project at work. You might also feel the urge to start looking at the next stage of your career and map out how you’ll get there.
New Moon in Capricorn
New Moons are always a time of new beginnings. Our calendar New Year begins with the Sun in Capricorn so the Capricorn New Moon is like the beginning of a brand new personal year. We think of it this way because it’s a time when we set our intentions for what we want in the year ahead. These goals become like a mountain, and that mountain becomes the object we set out to climb. Luckily, Capricorn has a determination that equips us with the patience, discipline, and persistence to reach the top.
Full Moon in Capricorn
Every Full Moon has us working to finish what we started around the time of the New Moon, but when the Full Moon is in Capricorn it works even harder to finish what was started at the beginning of the lunar cycle. You’ll ask yourself what you obtained, what you have yet to achieve, and what you need to adjust to make things happen. A Capricorn Full Moon is all about success and never taking “no” for an answer. So, this is the time when you’ll get to the finish line because this Moon will help you tackle any obstacles you face along the way.
During this time the Moon in Capricorn faces the Sun in Cancer. Both signs are associated with security, yet they seek it in different ways. Capricorn is concerned with accomplishments and external status while Cancer wants us to tune into our feelings in search of comfort and safety. It’s not a matter of choosing to be hard or soft, sensitive or insensitive; this Full Moon is about learning how to be tough or tender depending on the circumstances. When the lesson is learned, we feel at home within ourselves and within the world around us.
If you were born with the Moon in Capricorn
Capricorn is ruled by taskmaster Saturn so it’s no surprise that those with a Capricorn Moon like to set the bar high. It’s isn’t just their patience and ambition that gets them far in life, it’s also that they also have a sense of responsibility to do well. They take pride in how reliable they are in their personal and professional lives.
Someone with their Moon in Capricorn can appear rather detached, but there is a very loyal and loving layer beneath the serious image they project to the world. They may not always use their words to express how they feel about another person, but their actions speak volumes about how much they care. While it does take Lunar Capricorns awhile to open up, it’s worth the wait as they’re one of the most stable and committed signs in the zodiac.
Capricorn has a reputation for being cool, calm, and collected. This is because those with this natal Moon sign don’t allow their emotions to rule them. They view tough situations through a pragmatic lens, and find a way to rationally approach each problem they face. This ability gives those with a Capricorn Moon the strength to push through any of life’s adversities.
The Wisdom of Buddha
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
The 9 today represents your creativity. You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. You have a special way of inspiring people that come in contact with you and your work. Whatever you create plants seeds in the minds of others. It happens in ways that expands into arenas that you don’t know about. Be careful of what you create, as it is an extension of you. Everything you are passionate about has the capacity to be a tool for teaching others. Keep living with the freedom of doing what comes naturally to you. At some point others will follow your example.
Your Daily Ogham Reading for Today
The Celts often believed the hawthorn to be a portal to the Otherworld. The hawthorn is a hardy plant commonly used for hedges and great firewood. It can even be an invasive species at times. The key points to remember with the letter Huathe are obstacles, walls, and obstructions. Its ability to form a natural wall gives the diviner an idea in what this symbol can mean to them and their lives.
Fortune – To overcome obstacles and walls you must make a personal sacrifice, to gain we must lose something of ourselves!
Daily Witches Rune
Keywords: Unexpected news, change.
Meanings: The Birds Rune means some unexpected news that may alter your life completely, especially if this is the leading rune. Generally, the news will lead to a positive change but pay close attention to the nearest runes to determine its nature. It can also mean news of friends or family that you haven’t had contact with in quite a while. Letters and documents should be watched for as they may well bring happiness.
“Only when we know our solitude to be different from our loneliness
can we be whole enough to honor another’s place.”
Inguz – “Ing-guz” – Literally: “Seed” or “The god, Ing” – Esoteric: Process, space
Rune of isolation or separation in order to create a space or place where the process of transformation into higher states of being can occur. Rune of gestation and internal growth.
Psi: internal growth, personal development, the power of suggestion, the inner-child, wholeness
Energy: earth-god, stored energy, gestation process, male mysteries, subtlety, planned bursts
Mundane: male sexuality, agriculture
Divinations: Resting, gestation, internal growth, expectation, time for oneself; or impotence, scattering, movement without change, frivolity, immaturity.
- Storage and transformation of power for ritual use.
- Stored Energy
- Passive meditation and centering of energy and thought
- Sudden release of energy
- All forms of subtle, creative action
Tarot Card of the Day
Queen of Coins
Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this feminine guardian is endowed with enormous good sense and problem solving energy, but she is not particularly entrepreneurial. She loves to advise, encourage, and empower those she gets involved with, studying their problems with them and setting them up to solve them. Traditionally, she was pictured as the Sibyl or Oracle, perhaps a Tarot reader, who made herself available to people in need, no matter what their social class or situation. In modern times, she will be found educating, healing, managing disaster aid programs or a charitable drive of some sort.
In every case, she does not see the benefits that exist in her life as belonging solely to her. She feels the needs of her people and will spend freely of her time, energy, skills, money to see that nobody is left out. For this, and because she likes to work in an atmosphere of beauty, enjoyment and abundance, she is sometimes accused of being extravagant. But she works hard, and she sees no reason to deny herself the rewards of a job well done. Everyone who comes in contact with her feels enriched by her enjoyment in living.